But I just doubt they'd have the military blow-up Stark's house like it was nothing. That just seems really heavy-handed to deal with Stark, who seems to be fairly well-liked by the public. Imagine the s***-storm the government would be in if they blew up a private citizen's house into the ocean. I'd think after the incidents from The Avengers, the government would actually ease up a bit on Stark, except for maybe that Senator who wanted a hero registration.
Ever hear of Waco, or Ruby Ridge.....?
If the US government chooses to make Tony Stark an enemy of the state (regardless of the actual truth of such a description), they wouldn't hesitate to call down artillery on his ass...ets.
"Posse comitatus" in U.S. law is usually translated as "toilet paper."